originally published 4/10/12
This is why we love and work towards TNT’s. This is the same JSM pattern I was fitting a week ago. I was almost finished however didn’t like the way I had added to the crotch extension. I traced new pattern making 3 changes.
I added to the back crotch extension by slashing downward through the deepest part of the U. I am concerned about this because while it added the length I needed without adding to the length of the inseam, the scoop nearly disappeared. I also added ease to the side of the hip. But then I removed ease from the side-front.
These pics are the first try-on. I’ve serged the side seams and hemmed the legs but have only basted the waistband to the pants. All I need is a few tweaks. I need to remove about 1/4″ from both sides at the waist. I still see a bit too much ease across the thigh (both front and back). But I won’t make further corrections and won’t transfer the change back to the tissue. This fabric used to be called “Calcutta”. I’m not sure if it is 100% cotton or if it is a blend. It has deep crinkles which almost act like knit stretch. It might be possible to take these in a little bit more but I’m inclined to fix the waist and call it done. .
What happened to the CJ1010 posts? I took them down. Temporarily. I’ve asked for the designers help in fitting CJ 1010.